The Paralympics 2012- part 1

They start on the 29th of August – 9th of September

  Archery
There are 140 athletes in the competition and it takes place at the Royal        Artillery Barracks.

The events happening are:

  • Men’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Men’s Individual Recurve – Standing
  • Women’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Men’s Individual Compound – W1
  • Men’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – Standing

Athletics
The largest sport at the Paralympic Games and there are about 1,100 athletes compete for 170 gold medals across track, field and road events.

The events happening are:

  • Women’s 5000m
  • Men’s Club Throw
  • Women’s Long Jump
  • Women’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Women’s 400m
  • Men’s 800m
  • Men’s 1500m
  • Men’s 200m
  • Women’s 100m
  • Men’s 5000m
  • Women’s 200m
  • Men’s 100m
  • Men’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Men’s 5000m – T54
  • Men’s Long Jump – F42/44
  • Women’s Discus Throw – F40
  • Women’s 200m – T46
  • Men’s 100m – T35

Saturn

Saturn:

  • Saturn is also a gas giant mostly Hydrogen and Helium.
  • The fast winds in the upper atmosphere combined with the rising heat causes the planets Yellowish gold banding.
  • It is one of the windiest plant.
  • The distance from the sun 885,904,700 miles (1,426,725,400 kilometers).
  • Length of year 10,759 days.
  • length of day 10 hours and 39 minutes.
  • Average temperature -288 degrees Fahrenheit(-178 degrees Celsius).

Jupiter

Jupiter:

  • Also known as the Jovian Giant.
  • It is the largest planet in our solar system.
  • The atmosphere is mainly Hydrogen and Helium which sort of resembles the sun.
  • Distance from the sun 483,682,810 miles (778,412,020 kilometers).
  • Length of year 4331 days.
  • Length of day 9 hours and 56 minutes.
  • Average temperature -234  degrees Fahrenheit (-148 degrees Celsius).

Asteroids and Comets

Asteroids:

  • Asteroids are rocky remains from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago.
  • There are millions of asteroids in the belt.
  • The asteroid belt is between Mars and Jupiter.
  • The size of the belt is estimated about a few hundred feet and a few hundred miles in diameter.
  • There about four different types of asteroids so far known:
  1. Ceres these are the largest that they were classified as dwarf planets.
  2. Gaspra are made up of rocky and metallic minerals.The surface is covered with impact craters which is estimated 200 million years ago.
  3. Vesta are the third largest it has a very complex surface.
  4. Eros is the only asteroid with a very odd shape and it is also found out side the main a asteroid belt.

Comets:

  • Comets are clumps of rocks and cold dirty ice.
  • They orbit very close to the sun but some of them go past Neptune called the Kuiper belt.
  • As the comet goes past the sun it melts a away a bit so a mixture of dust and gas is pushed from the comet by the solar wind.
  • The long tail is called a coma.
  • The tail always points away from the sun.

Planet Mars

Mars:

  • Also known as the red planet.
  • This is a small rocky planet with volcanoes, meteor impacts, shifting of the tectonic plates and gigantic dust storms.
  • Distance from the sun 141,633,260 miles (227,936,640 kilometers).
  • Length of a year 687 days.
  • Length of a day 24 hours 37 minutes.
  • Minimum temperature -125 degrees Fahrenheit (-87 degrees Celsius).
  • Maximum temperature 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius).

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Prime Minister: David Cameron (2010)

Land area: 93,278 sq mi (241,590 sq km); total area: 94,526 sq mi (244,820 sq km)

Population (2010 est.): 61,284,806 (growth rate: 0.2%); birth rate: 10.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.7/1000; life expectancy: 79.1; density per sq km: 246

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): London, 7,615,000 (metro. area), 7,429,200 (city proper)

Other large cities: Glasgow, 1,099,400; Birmingham, 971,800; Liverpool, 461,900; Edinburgh, 460,000; Leeds, 417,000; Bristol, 406,500; Manchester, 390,700; Bradford, 288,400

Monetary unit: Pound sterling (£)

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